Craze - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kreɪz|  American pronunciation of the word craze
Brit.  |kreɪz|  British pronunciation of the word craze

noun

- an interest followed with exaggerated zeal (syn: cult, fad, furor, furore, rage)
- state of violent mental agitation (syn: delirium, frenzy, fury, hysteria)
- a fine crack in a glaze or other surface

verb

- cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind (syn: madden)
- develop a fine network of cracks

Examples

...soldiers who had been crazed by months of combat and chaos in the countryside...

...if history is any guide, this latest diet for losing weight is just another craze...

She started a craze for this type of jewellery.

At that time, scooters were the latest craze.

The jogging craze began in the 1970s.

The health-food craze spawned a multimillion-dollar industry.

Word forms

noun
singular: craze
plural: crazes
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